In N.H., Questions About Whether Out-Of-State Pandemic Migrants Are Here To Stay

Three generations of the Shelov Hyde family in the barn behind their Sandwich vacation home. (Sarah Gibson | NHPR)

A year ago, people flocked to vacation towns in states like New Hampshire to flee COVID-19. For some, it was just a brief escape. But others settled into a rural lifestyle.

The question now is how long these newcomers are going to stay.

For five-year-old Joanna Shelov, coming to New Hampshire has meant a year of outdoor fun.

“I get to ski a lot!” she says, standing on a melting snow bank in front of her family’s vacation home by Squam Lake.

“I do different kinds of skiing…cross country skiing, skate skiing a tiny bit on my skis, and downhill skiing.”

Read the rest of the story at New Hampshire Public Radio’s website.